Saturday, February 26

Odds and ends.

Procured Arcade Fire tickets without a hitch. They are still available if you are in the area and want to go. Only in Santa Fe is it possible for a venue that seats around 1800 to not sell out an Arcade Fire show. I am sure it will sell out eventually, but good grief it's no wonder that larger musical venues never last very long here. It's kind of depressing actually.

I ran 3 miles on Thursday and it felt so good to be out there again. It went well although I can tell that that Achilles tendon is still not totally normal. I had planned to start running every day again, but I decided I shouldn't push it so skipped the following day and found myself feeling a little pain again. Lovely. This morning I had no pain so I went on a 3 mile walk. That went well and I'd like to run tomorrow, but I am thinking I should take another walk and then try running on Monday.

Oh how I miss running!

I have discovered that I am not a very good walker. I like to walk places. I like to live in neighborhoods that I can easily get to all the necessities on foot. Sometimes I like to walk around and take photographs. But walking just to walk and get some exercise? It just doesn't do it for me. Today I had to give myself a purpose so I wrote a quick postcard to one of my postcard friends and then walked to the post office. I've also been listening to music which is something I never do when I run. (I know, I am probably weird because I don't run with music, but I like to hear what's going on around me.)

I feel like I haven't been getting much knitting/crocheting/felting done. I've been working, but I've had a lot of little errands to run every day and that kind of screws with my focus. Plus I've had a lot of paperwork to do and photographs to edit and I don't know, I need to find a routine that works a little more smoothly.

Yesterday I finally got my application sent out for the Girls Inc. Arts and Crafts Show that happens here in Santa Fe in August. I'm pretty happy with myself for getting it done. I won't find out until May if I am in or not, but nevertheless, because my work is so time consuming, I have to start working on stock now just in case. Because if I do get in, I need plenty of items to fill a booth for two whole days! Plus I need to keep up on stock for the local shop and my Etsy shop.

I had to take a photo of myself making my work for the application.

Not too exciting, I know, but this is the reality of what I do. It is my work space. And I couldn't figure out how to get a shot of myself doing the felting part since that mostly involves standing in front of the washing machine.

I had hoped to have a little more variety (and balance) in my life this year, but with all that I hope to make for the August show, I am going to have to spend most of my time working. Which also involves watching too much television because that's what I do while I work. Fortunately one of my friends just recommended a whole list of shows to me that are available on Netflix so I won't just be watching reruns of Law and Order.

Hope you all are having lovely weekends! xo

1 comment:

  1. You're so cute. I think it's great that you can make a self-portrait without making googly eyes or a sneer, like I always do. I have a hard time not showing off my goofball qualities.

    As for Netflix, check out Archer. Travis and I watch it and have to pause it frequently to stop laughing. It's on Instant.

    I'll keep my fingers crossed that you get accepted!


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